The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: Should some applications of AI be beyond the pale?
A new article by Professor Alexandre Erler is recently published on Heinrich Böll Stiftung Hong Kong. Please take a look if interested. Following is a brief description of the article.
The European Union is seeking to regulate controversial new applications of artificial intelligence. Over the past year, the European Parliament has thus been considering a new regulation proposal, the “Artificial Intelligence Act” (AIA), which aims to prohibit applications of AI considered unacceptable, while placing constraints on other uses deemed “risky” yet not beyond the pale. In this piece written for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Asia, Alexandre Erler offers some thoughts on the current draft of the AIA: in particular, he ponders whether the scope of the prohibitions it introduces is adequate, and whether such prohibitions can be given a proper justification.